About us

This website is sponsored by Dr. Dave Kennedy. As a recipient of a number of academic scholarships that have transformed my life, I know, very personally, the value of receiving. As an experienced fundraiser and grantmaker on three continents (North America, Australia, Asia), I have been taken aback by how fortunate my life has been and how much need there is for giving in today’s world. And I have been humbled and heartened by those who give, and give regularly – large givers, small givers, and givers in-between. But most importantly, I have been astounded by how regular giving has changed me.

igiveonepercent.org is not a charity. I don’t have “favourite charities”. This is not a foundation. I am not asking you for money. I don’t accept money from any government. This is not a for-profit venture.

I simply want to promote the idea of planned, sustainable, annual giving, in one form or another.

Figure out a way to start giving. How much, to whom, when, anonymously or publicly – that’s all up to you. It’s your money!
But don’t wait. Get started today. Until you learn to give, and to give regularly, you won’t really appreciate how joyous it will make you feel. It will change you. Irrevocably. For the better.

As I develop this website, I will add more information on how to give, why it’s good to give, and who is giving 1% of their net assets each year, rich and poor, and in-between.

Favorite Quotations & Aphorisms

“Gather all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.”
– A Quaker proverb

“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all of its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
– John Ruskin (19th century British poet, writer, and philanthropist)

“Life is service – the one who progresses is the one who gives his fellow men a little more – a little better service.”
– Ellsworth Milton (E. M.) Statler (hotelier and philanthropist)